Keynote Presentation: Jay Hunt, Channel 4

Realscreen Summit is happy to announce another in our series of keynotes for the upcoming 2017 event. ...
October 26, 2016

Realscreen Summit is happy to announce another in our series of keynotes for the upcoming 2017 event.

Jay Hunt became chief creative officer of Channel 4 in January 2011 from her position as controller at BBC One. Jay’s commissions during this time include critically acclaimed shows such as Sherlock, Luther and Mrs. Brown’s Boys.

Jay started her career in news running both the One O’Clock and Six O’Clock News before becoming the controller of daytime at the BBC and then director of programs at Channel 5.

Under her leadership, Channel 4 has twice been named Channel of the Year and has won more awards than at any time in the channel’s history. Her commissions include such unscripted and factual entertainment hits as Gogglebox, The Island, Hunted, Benefits Street, First Dates, Child Genius and The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds; and scripted hits such as Humans and Catastrophe.

Join Jay Hunt at the Realscreen Summit on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:45 a.m. In her keynote presentation, “The F Word,” Hunt will discuss how taking risks and facing failure head-on can often result in great successes.

Don’t miss being part of the 19th edition of the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC, taking place Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis.

Register online or email Maggie Wilkins at before Nov. 11th to take advantage of the final early bird rate.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.